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Nicotine Replacement Therapy

The treatment used to help smokers stop smoking is called nicotine replacement therapy. Here, products that deliver low doses of nicotine are used, but they do not contain other toxins found in a cigarette. The aim of this treatment is to cut smokers' cravings for nicotine and reduce the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, such as sweating, tingling in hands and feet, sore throat, anxiety, irritability, headaches, etc.

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How to quit cigarette smoking in three weeks time?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to quit smoking. Is it possible to quit cigarette smoking within three weeks time? What are the side effect after quitting cigarette smoking? Is Nicotex recommended by medical council?  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you can certainly quit cigarettes within three weeks. Because, smoking habit is more about self-control and determination than anything else. Also, medical council does not recommend any one particular brand or medicine. It recognizes that Nicotex (chewing gum wit...  Read Full »

I want to quit smoking using nicotine-based products. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 45-year-old male. I have been a long-term smoker and have decided to quit this habit for the betterment of my health. I am writing to seek guidance on strategies for smoking cessation using nicotine-based products. I would like to know the different forms of nicotine-based produc...  Read Full »

Dr. Tonina Sleiman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) offers various options such as patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers, and mouth sprays to provide nicotine and alleviate cravings during the smoking cessation process. Patches deliver a ste...  Read Full »

Please advise on the best approach for my smoking cessation.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I am writing to seek your professional advice and support in my efforts to quit smoking and improve my overall health and well-being. I have several questions and concerns related to smoking cessation. What are the health risks associated with smoking, and how ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible Regarding your questions about smoking cessation, the health risks associated with smoking include hypertension, coronary heart disease, lung cancer, peripheral vascular disease...  Read Full »

I want to quit smoking. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, Give me a suggestion to free from smoking. I am very upset about smoking.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is very difficult to quit smoking in a heavy smoker. Gradually you should decease the quantity of daily smoking. Suppose, if you are taking 10 to 15 cigarettes per day, then decrease it to three to four per day and then gradually 1 to 2 per day and finally stop it...  Read Full »

How could nicotine replacement therapy help me quit smoking?

Query: Hello doctor,I am thinking about quitting smoking and have heard about the impact nicotine has in the process. Can you give information about the usage of nicotine replacement therapy or alternative strategies for quitting smoking? Are there any particular strategies or products that use regulated n...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Nicotine replacement treatment provides nicotine in the form of inhalers, lozenges, gum patches, and sprays made from compounds that are less harmful to the body than tobacco found in cigarettes. So nicotine replacement treatment helps to alleviate withdrawal symptoms ...  Read Full »

What are the best ways to quit smoking?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 40-year-old male. I am interested in quitting smoking and need guidance on the best methods and strategies for smoking cessation. Can you provide information on the health risks associated with smoking, the benefits of quitting, and different approaches to quitting smoking, such ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello,Welcome to your questions on methods and strategies for smoking cessation, they include: gradually reducing the smoking rate, using nicotine replacement therapy, chewing gum, and using herbal and dietary supplements. The risks associated with smoking include cerebral stro...  Read Full »

Is using nicotine gum the correct way to quit smoking?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 19 years old. I have a habit of smoking from the last one year. I tried to quit smoking. But, it is not possible. Is it correct to use nicotine gum?  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Trying to quit smoking is a very good idea and since you have only been smoking for a year, quitting now will be much easier than doing it any later. Nicotine gum and lozenges are both good replacements and have proven to be effective. Normally, side effects may occur ...  Read Full »

How does Nicotex chewing gum help quit smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, How does Nicotine chewing gum help in quitting smoking?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Nicotex chewing gums are often resorted to, these days, as a means to quit smoking. Nicotex chewing gums too contains a certain amount of nicotine just like cigarettes, but a level slightly less than them. Cigarettes contain around 4000 different chemical components i...  Read Full »

I want to quit smoking. Will Nicotex help?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a regular smoker, and I would like to quit smoking. My question is what is the role of Nicotex here? Will it be useful to stop smoking? Please answer.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Nicotex gum is certainly useful. The 4 mg dose of gum is recommended for smokers if you smoke 25 or more cigarettes per day, whereas 2 mg dose if less. You should chew the gum whenever you have an urge to smoke. You can chew one piece of gum every one to two hours for ...  Read Full »

I have throat itching and bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, For almost a week, I have throat itching and some blood coming out of it. I had throat infections in the past and was smoking back then. Now, I do not smoke and it has been more than two and half months that I had a smoke. Could this be because of Nicotex 2 mg that I have been chewing to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For one event of little blood, you need not have to panic. In my opinion, I do not think it is due to Nicotex (Nicotine) and hence you can continue using Nicotex. Most likely you are having throat infection and most of the times it is due to viral infection and it does n...  Read Full »

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